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Collaborative Research: Integrating Geomorphological and Paleoecological Studies to Reconstruct Neogene Environments of the Transantarctic Mountains
Entry ID: ANT-0739700_BU-054-004

Abstract: This project studies the last vestiges of life in Antarctica from exceptionally well-preserved fossils of tundra life--mosses, diatoms, ostracods, Nothofagus leaves, wood, and insect remains recently discovered in ancient lake sediments from the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The area will be studied by an interdisciplinary team to elucidate information about climate and biogeography. These deposits offer ... View entire text
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Description: Boston University, Department of Earth Sciences, Antarctic Research Group project page

Description: NSF Award Abstract #0739700
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.5   S: -78.5   E: 164.5   W: 160.0

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Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 617-353-3236
Fax: 617-353-3290
Email: marchant at
Contact Address:
Department of Earth Sciences
Boston University
685 Commonwealth Ave
City: Boston
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02215
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-05-09